BOOK REVIEW: Mine by Susi Fox

The baby in the cot is not your baby
You wake up alone after an emergency caesarean, desperate to see your child. But when you are shown the small infant, a terrible thought seizes you: this baby is not mine.
They say you are delusional
No one believes you. Not the nurses, your father or even your own husband. They say you’re confused. Dangerous. But you’re a doctor- you know how easily mistakes can be made. Or even deliberate ones.
Everyone is against you; do you trust your instincts? Or is your traumatic past clouding your judgement? You know only one thing. You must find your baby.
Publisher: Penguin
Mine is the debut book by Susi Fox who is also a GP, it’s a gripping thriller, designed to keep you turning the pages.
Sasha wakes up in hospital after an emergency C-Section and is presented with a baby she is sure isn’t hers. As a doctor, she knows mistakes can happen and she is certain they have given her the wrong baby. We follow as Sasha tries to convince those around her that a terrible mistake has taken place, she is desperate to get to the truth and her real baby.
I enjoyed Mine, the plot was well paced and the use of an unreliable narrator was very clever. You are never too sure if Sasha is revealing everything, has she really been given the wrong baby or is something else going on?
I appreciated some of the medical infMine was unexpected but it did make me think that I would be very interested to read another book by this author in the future.
ormation which the author is obviously well placed to use but I felt it was a little heavy in places and detracted from the plot slightly. The ending of
Many thanks to Penguin for sending me a copy of this book to review.

1 comment:

Nadia A said...

Dot, this sounds like such a good book - full of suspense! I can't even imagine knowing that the baby isn't your and everyone thinking you've lost the plot - Nightmare!! So glad you posted about Mine :)

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